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October 16, 2018

Spotlight on first home buyers: getting your finance sorted

Purchasing your first home is one of those monumental moments in life that you will never forget. The process leading up to the purchase, however, can be at times, difficult to navigate. Our agents Liliana Innocente and Gina Borrelli have compiled a list of their tips and resources to help make your journey to purchasing your first home as seamless as possible.

Government incentives 

Saving for your first home requires sacrifice and dedication. Luckily, however, there are government incentives in place to...

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September 11, 2018

Welcome to Spring!

As we are headed into Spring, we thought we would give you an update on what is happening with the Newcastle property market and what we can expect for the remainder of 2018.

Market Update

Over the last couple of years, we have seen our market incredibly strong, with low interest rates, high auction clearance rates, low days on market with the increase in demand from property, along with the development of new infrastructure around the City.  Where we are now feels...

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September 06, 2018

Join us in October for our annual Spring Fling

It's almost time for another Spring Fling! This October we will be holding our third annual Spring Fling event to support local medical research leaders, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI).

During the month-long event, we will auction homes around Newcastle, donating a portion of proceedings to HMRI. The festivities will start with a charming period home in Hamilton South, to be auctioned on Saturday 6th October. With original period detailing, stylish modern updates and a fabulous park side location,...

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July 05, 2018

Our Property Management Team Turns 1!

Choosing the right property manager can save a landlord thousands of dollars. At First National Newcastle City, we understand that, and we saw a need in Newcastle for a Property Management team with experience and exceptional relationship-building skills. That is why we started our own Property Management service.

What have we learned from the last year in property management?

It has now been just over a year since we launched our PM division, so we wanted to share with you some of...

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May 26, 2018

Win for First National Newcastle City at National Awards Night in the Gold Coast

I would like to thank everyone who sent love and well wishes in the lead-up to First National’s General Excellence and Marketing (GEM) Award Ceremony last night.

For the second year running, I was honoured to be named National Salesperson of the Year. The First National Group consists of 420 high performing offices in Australia and New Zealand and the awards night recognised the top salespeople, property managers and administrators from all states of Australia. 

What I'm equally, perhaps even more proud...

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April 11, 2018

What's in Store for Newcastle this Autumn and Winter?

The end of 2017 brought tales of doom and gloom about a downturn in property prices. Now that we are into the second quarter of 2018, we can ask ourselves, were the predictions accurate? 

After a hot Summer and a hot real estate market, a slight cooling is inevitable. We have more stock on the market which is allowing buyers more choice and time. But due to a few key contributing factors, we have a uniquely positive outlook for the Newcastle...

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March 01, 2018

Proud Achievements for First National Newcastle City

February marks an exciting time for the Real Estate Industry as several industry achievements and awards are announced. We are proud to have received the following accolades at the recent NSW First National Awards.

3rd in NSW's Top 10 Offices

The highlight of this year's award season for me was seeing our team take out 3rd place in the NSW Top 10 Offices! This is an amazing achievement for us in only our second year of operation, and an increase on last...

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February 15, 2018

Broadmeadow- New Urban Epicentre?

Do you buy a home based on bricks and mortar or the land below? The way that our agents market and sell a property has evolved over the years and we now take a more holistic approach to the sales process. In the past, when we had a property to market, we would sell its physical features, such as the number of bedrooms, quality of inclusions etc.

Looking at the Bigger Picture 

Whilst physical features are...

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December 15, 2017

First National Newcastle supports Hunter Medical Research Institute to improve community wellbeing

We are proud to announce the donation of $20,000 to Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). The money was donated as a result of our Spring Fling Auction Campaign and I was honoured to present the final cheque to HMRI Director Professor Michael Nilsson on Friday.

It is the second year running that First National Newcastle City have proudly donated $20,000 to HMRI. As a local small business, we are extremely pleased that we can give back to such an important organisation.

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November 30, 2017

Christmas & New Year 2017: Office Closure Information

OFFICE CLOSURE:
We wish to advise you of our office closure dates over the Christmas/New Year period from 5pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and our office will reopen at 9.00am on Monday 8th January 2018.

Our message service will be taking our messages during this time and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.

INFORMATION FOR TENANTS:

Rental Payments:
Please ensure all rental payments are still made...

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